The Model Bakery Cookbook: 75 Favorite Recipes from the Beloved Napa Valley Bakery by Karen Mitchell and Sarah Mitchell Hansen and Rick Rodgers

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  • The Model Bakery's English muffins

    • Cathyschuh on March 01, 2020

      First attempt next time I might do with rings and make them smaller. They are yummy and fun to make, forgiving recipe....

  • Struan

    • bwhip on November 15, 2020

      Excellent bread recipe. Chewy, crunchy, flavorful. Loved this.

  • Cranberry buttermilk scones

    • bwhip on November 14, 2020

      Absolutely loved these. We visited the bakery last weekend, and these looked great - but there were so many other things we wanted to try, that we didn’t get one. I already had the cookbook at home, so thought I’d try making these. Super light texture (for a scone) with crispy edges and lovely flavor from the buttermilk and orange. We’ll definitely make these again.

  • Morning glory muffins

    • Frogcake on December 24, 2017

      A great morning glory recipe! I think I’ve tried every morning glory recipe that I’ve come across. This one seems to form a lovely crusty caramelized muffin cap; so I don’t think these muffins really need any topping. I couldn’t help but add more healthy stuff such as: flax seeds, dried cranberries, a tablespoon or two of quinoa flakes, chia.

  • Classic carrot cake

    • yassoma on August 15, 2016

      Tasty, moist, classic. I made it a few times before building my own recipe from it. I plan on making more cakes from this cookbook.

  • Carmelita bars

    • yassoma on September 05, 2016

      Phenomenal. I love that this is the only recipe you see of those bars that uses HOMEMADE CARAMEL! Makes it far superior to any other recipe I've tried.

    • mamacrumbcake on October 17, 2020

      I was disappointed in this. Maybe it is just not to our taste. My husband thought it was bitter (the caramel is intended to be bitter, per the recipe) and I thought it was too sweet. Regardless, not really enjoyable to eat by itself, but would probably be very good with vanilla ice cream. The caramel and chocolate dominate and the flavor of crust, which ought to be a nice counterpoint, just disappears.

  • Oatmeal-raisin cookies

    • ncollyer on February 12, 2017

      These were excellent, and looked just like I imagine they would at the bakery. Made them large as directed. Next time will see if they work out as well in a smaller version.

  • The ultimate chocolate chip cookies

    • Frogcake on May 21, 2017

      No question- this is a really good chocolate chip cookie recipe! I used butterscotch chips in place of chocolate chips at the request of my son. The recipe calls for almost three cups of chips, which I thought was a lot given the volume of the dough with walnuts added. So I only added two cups. Even so, the cookies were REALLY butterscotchy (my son gave two thumbs up on these yummy doobies!!)

  • White chocolate chip and hazelnut cookies

    • yassoma on September 05, 2016

      I added a touch of black salt on those cookies and they turned out perfect.

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  • Baking Bites

    The stories about the bakery and where all the recipes came from will also help to transport you to Napa – as if you needed a reason besides great food and wine to want to travel there...

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  • ISBN 10 1452113831
  • ISBN 13 9781452113838
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  • Published Nov 01 2013
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 208
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Chronicle Books

Publishers Text

This definitive baking guide is the much-anticipated cookbook from the Model Bakery, a mother-daughter–run baking destination with a huge local following that's been wowing the Wine Country for years. And this book of sensational artisan baked goods makes clear why there are lines out the door! Featuring 75 recipes and 60 photos, it's as luscious to look at as their most-requested breads, classic desserts, and fresh pastries—all arrayed here—are to eat. Pain au Levain, Sticky Buns, Peach Streusel Pie, Ginger Molasses Cookies, and many more glorious recipes make this a mouthwatering read and a reference gem for lovers of bread and pastry, cakes and cookies, and, of course, the Model Bakery!

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